BLOOM! Yoga and Healing Arts Center LLC
310 1/2  W. Main Street
Upstairs Above Carlson Auto Body Shop
Ottawa, IL  61350
About BLOOM!

    Yoga isn’t just a physical exercise program.  It is also a system designed to generate greater clarity and harmony in your life. When you practice yoga, you will find that
    you are more patient, mentally sharper, and better able to handle stressful situations.Many health/fitness programs are difficult to maintain because they are rooted in
    an overall negative attitude that you are inadequate and need to ‘fix’ yourself.  No wonder we want to quit!  Negativity is a poor motivator. Yoga, on the other hand,
    meets you exactly where you are and does not judge.  By practicing yoga you have the opportunity to gain greater health, flexibility and strength through powerful,
    positive means.  Allow yourself to be healthy by honoring yourself, not forcing yourself.   ~Yoga Health Foundation


    Most of us have no idea how good our body is designed to
    feel!  Do you?  If you are looking for a way to feel better
    inside and out, try BLOOM!  No pretzels.  No hype.  No latest
    fads. No Yoga Journal cover models.  We breathe.  We move
    slowly.  That does not mean we don’t work hard.  Actually,
    moving slower is more difficult than moving fast.  We use
    more of our deep, stabilizing muscles and less momentum.  
    We also practice gentle and restorative yoga to bring the
    body back into balance, on all levels.  We take the time to
    learn and understand how our bodies work, so we can all use
    what we practice in classes to bring ease to our physical
    bodies and minds in any situation or setting.  Yoga doesn’t
    just take place in a class, and it really shouldn’t just be a
    workout.  It’s a way of living. The mind and body and soul
    really are all one.  So all of these need to be stimulated and
    nurtured if we truly want to feel better inside and out.
    Not the Same!
    Yoga postures in our classes aren’t always the same as what
    you may have seen in photos or tried in the past.  We work
    on re-learning our body’s natural alignment by focusing on
    posture and ways the body moves in the real world.  We all
    still leave stronger, more stable, more flexible, and most
    importantly, more functional and comfortable in our bodies.  
    Less effort, and more effective and longer lasting results.  
    Don’t we all want that?

    What is Yoga, Really?
    So, if you have heard remarks about yoga such as “I think
    they just sit there”; ….. “It’s not a workout”;  …..“I tried it once
    and it was way too hard”;  …..“I’m not flexible enough”; ….. or
    even, “People get hurt doing that!”….   That’s not always
    true!  It depends on which style of yoga you choose.  It
    depends on how educated and experienced your teacher is.  
    Because you have probably also heard how great yoga is
    supposed to be, how good it is for stress relief, healing
    injuries, chronic pain, blood pressure, metabolism, strength,
    flexibility, balance, etc…. And you will never know what is true
    for you until you try it yourself!  There's a reason why it's so
    popular, and that's because it really works. It's one of those
    things you can do when, and virtually wherever you like.  Not
    only are ordinary people noticing the exponential benefits of
    yoga, but scientists and health professionals are also
    discovering the value of it in the human body, on a cellular

    Yoga classes are held in all kinds of facilities now.  But once
    you’ve tried yoga in a yoga studio, you will find that it’s hard
    to go anyplace else.  Studios have a special ambience and
    provide the much needed peace we all need to balance our
    busy lives. All props are provided: mats, blocks, straps,
    blankets and bolsters to make your experience as
    comfortable and effective as possible.  Personal attention and
    our beautiful, healing environment make your experience
    complete.  How good do You feel?  
Copyright 2009 BLOOM! Yoga and Healing Arts Center LLC  All Rights Reserved

BLOOM! Yoga and Healing Arts Center


    Our Healing Arts Center is staffed by Diana Carlson, Certified Yoga
    Therapist, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, Cancer Exercise Specialist;  Christine
    Broset LMT; and Kate Brown, CCA HTACP YT 200.  They provide many
    complementary and alternative options to improve ones overall health
    and well-being.  Their techniques include mind and body practices such
    as meditation, deep breathing exercises, physical yoga postures, and
    progressive relaxation; Aromatherapy; energy healing such as reiki and
    healing touch; and body therapies massage, myofacial release, deep
    tissue massage, trigger point therapy, reflexology, and accupressure.

    Please note the September Aromatherapy class will be on September
    9th, the second Tuesday of the month instead of the third.  New time is   
    5:30-7:00 pm.  Beginning in October, the meeting will move to the second
    Thursday of every month.  Thank you!